Department Strategy Planning Using Belbin

Every strategy meeting starts with the departmental goals mapped. As you start these planning sessions, do consider an approach that will allow you to assemble the best team in place to meet these needs. Belbin 9 Team roles will provide you with the much needed clues you need to work towards business goals. Here are the flip chart overviews of the 3 distinct styles clustered together.

Action oriented

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Task centric individuals described as Shaper, Implementer and Completer finisher.

Cognitive centred

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3 different team roles

Team members who are described as thinkers and cognitively inclined. Plant, Specialist and Monitor Evaluater. 3 distinct roles that are associated with the thinkers in your team.

People centred

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People centric or socially inclined team members are needed in a team as well. Belbin describes them as, Coordinater, Resource Investigator and Teamworker.

Belbin report

The Belbin reports generated looks at you from the outside in, using work as a central platform. Experiments conducted by Henley Business School has constantly shown balanced teams doing better than one that is lob sided. We conducted a similar experiment in our program. Specifically, in the context of “Department Strategy planning using Belbin,” teams with a balance of roles from all three clusters outperformed others, achieving the highest scores in a problem-solving task.

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For a robust tool that can be incorporated into your training session, do get in touch with us for a Belbin program in Singapore, Indonesia, India or Malaysia.

Contact us +65 63152587 or e-mail us at, for programs centred on Belbin Team roles, personality insights, change management and leadership development

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